When I first met Laura Williams, two years ago, at an open day at Trinity Wharf, and saw her models – and plans, I was excited enough about the Aluna Project to write about it even though it was planned to go the wrong side of the river.
In case you missed it, it’s a wonderful, spiritual, gigantic piece of art; a working lunar clock, powered by the tide, marking the phases of the moon – and the tide itself. I won’t go into it all again here, but it caught my imagination in a way that most public art doesn’t. Let’s face it – there can be few projects that have excited Pagans, Scientists and Phantoms alike…
Well – it seems that after a shaky start, it’s beginning to gain momentum – and it’s changed location – whilst negotiations for East India Dock Basin have faltered, it’s now planned for a site on the Peninsula on our side of the river, marking the Meridian line, and it just feels so right.
There’s a long way to go before this staggeringly beautiful, profound work gets made reality, but I’m nailing my colours to the mast here – I love it. Join their mailing list for updates here.